Thomas Dimuzio "Sutro Transmission" NEW 2020 RELEASE

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Thomas Dimuzio
“Sutro Transmissions”
RSPT052 Street Date: January 7, 2020
UPC/EAN: 680569242600
LP with download $18
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For the first time, San Francisco legend Thomas Dimuzio presents an all Buchla-synthesizer album. Custom algorithmic crossfades of complex sound synthesis fuel this metabolism of mind and machine in real-time, no overdubs. His Buchla 272e module incorporates a polyphonic FM tuner introducing chance-factors snatched from live transmissions and steered via algorithmic mixing through oscillator arrays and envelope generators before spilling into the ears of blood-pumping audiences huddled in the slanting five thousand foot shadow of SF's iconic Sutro Tower. Each track is a site specific improvisation blooming in the dark of two underground venues on opposite ends of Haight Street just blocks from where Buchla invented the world's first synthesizer.

“Nothing is more beautiful than [Dimuzio's] acoustic heterogeneity, a depth of aural perspective provided by antithetical frequencies, irregular waves and inscrutable halos.” -Massimo Ricci

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About the artist
Irresistibly affable on the outside, terrifying on the inside, Thomas Dimuzio is a metaphysical tar baby renowned for live performances, film scores, and studio works spanning more than 20 albums. A genuine innovator in techniques of live sampling, sound synthesis, signal processing, and algorithmic mixing he is also among the world's most sought-after mastering engineers. He has worked professionally to help shape and evolve Avid's industry-standard Pro Tools hardware and software platform. His musical collaborators include Chris Cutler, Fred Frith, Wobbly, Joseph Hammer, Dan Burke (Illusion of Safety), 5UU'S, Arcane Device, Matmos and Alaric. A spiritual guide of the music community, Thomas never met a bowl he didn't offer to fill and his “Frequency Modulation Radio” on KPFA has opened doors for others to find a wider audience through hosted on-air performances and interviews.

“This is the wizard the land of Oz wished for: boundless, benemalevolent, shrouded in torrents of sound, daring lions to speak and machines to feel. Dimuzio sets your straw brains alight to melt your metal heart while your furry ears crisp and yowl.”

Sell points
For fans of Laurie Spiegel, Rashad Becker, Suzanne Ciani, Morton Subotnick, John Watermann, Maurizio Bianchi, Crawl Unit, Christian Marclay, Illusion of Safety, Annea Lockwood, Alessandro Cortini, Iancu Dumitrescu

About the release

  • Full length LP (160gm vinyl) + download
  • Original artwork & letterpress printing by Planetary Magnetics, New Orleans
  • Limited edition of 300, first 30 include original letterpress prints
  • Free wholesale shipping in the U.S.

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